Sri Lanka bat in fifth ODI

2011-11-23 12:56
Tillakaratne Dilshan (AP)

Abu Dhabi - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat in the fifth and final day-night international against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi stadium here on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka were forced to bring in batsman Chamara Silva for Mahela Jayawardene who returned home after injuring his knee in the fourth match.

Pakistan, who have an unbeatable 3-1 lead, made three changes from the line-up which won the fourth match by 26 runs in Sharjah on Sunday, bringing in paceman Junaid Khan, batsman Asad Shafiq and allrounder Sohail Tanvir for Aizaz Cheema, Sarfraz Ahmed and Imran Farhat.

Pakistan won the first match by eight wickets and the third by 21 runs while Sri Lanka were victorious in the second match by 25 runs - all three matches played in Dubai.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Chamara Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Sekkugge Prasanna, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Thissara Perera

Umpires: Marias Erasmus (RSA) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)

Tv umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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